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- (surname): Choyce
Medieval (Middle English) given name from Old French Josse, name of a seventh century saint Latinized as Jodocus, from Breton Iodoc, diminutive of iudh (“lord”), from Proto-Celtic *yowdos.
Joyce (plural Joyces)
- An English and Irish surname originating as a patronymic.
- A female given name from the Celtic languages, associated by folk etymology with joy and rejoice.
- 1860, Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood), East Lynne:
- "It's a curious name," remarked Captain Levison. "Joyce - Joyce! I never heard such a name. Is it a Christian name or a surname?"
"She was baptised Joyce. It is not so very uncommon. Her name is Joyce Hallijohn. She has been with us several years."
- 1959, Anne Sexton, The Double Image:
- You call me mother, and I remember my mother again,
somewhere in greater Boston, dying.
I remember we named you Joyce
so we could call you Joy.
- An unincorporated community in Clallam County, Washington, United States, named after founder Joseph M. Joyce.
- Burton Joyce (from de Jorz)
an English and Irish patronymic surname
- ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press 1988.
- Saint Josse on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- a female given name, variant of Joice
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